Origin of hashing
verb (used with object)
Origin of hash1
Synonyms for hash
Examples from the Web for hashing
Contemporary Examples of hashing
Hashing all this out is hours of fun for the entire pundit family.Should the President Mint a $1,000,000,000,000 Platinum Coin?
January 7, 2013
Historical Examples of hashing
Here there is a troop of cooks, their garments girded like soldiers for the battle, hashing and steaming.The Makers of Modern Rome
Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
Besides this, there was nothing new; merely a hashing up of the two great trials at Aix and Loudun.La Sorcire: The Witch of the Middle Ages
"Verehas we hare honly servants of the ke veen;" suggested No. 2, hashing his mistress's English.Love Me Little, Love Me Long
It's very easy for you to say hash it; but I know what a joint loses in hashing: it's a day's dinner the less, if it's a bit.Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures
But you can see how my telling her would—oh well there isn't much percentage in hashing it over.Young People's Pride
Stephen Vincent Benet
- to mix or mess up
- to defeat or destroy
Word Origin for hash
short for hashish, 1959.
"a stew," 1660s, from hash (v.). Meaning "a mix, a mess" is from 1735.
1650s, "to hack, chop into small pieces," from French hacher "chop up," from Old French hache "ax" (see hatchet). Hash browns is short for hash browned potatoes (1917), with the -ed omitted, as in mash potatoes. The hash marks on a football field were so called 1960s, from similarity to hash marks, armed forces slang for "service stripes on the sleeve of a military uniform" (1909), which supposedly were called that because they mark the number of years one has had free food (hash (n.1)) from the Army; but perhaps there is a connection with the noun form of hatch (v.2).
In addition to the idiom beginning with hash
- hash over
- make a hash of
- settle someone's hash
- sling hash